Job Description:

Assistant Controller

Full-time, Exempt, Regular

Reports to: Controller

We’re looking to hire an Assistant Controller for our Finance and Accounting. The Assistant Controller will provide daily oversight of accounting operations.  You will manage Accounts Receivable and the Accounts Payable staff.  In this role you will also manage accounting cycle and closing processes, maintain integrity of General Ledger, monitor compliance, lead audits, and manage preparation of various reports. Report to, assist and serve as back up to the Controller.

In an average week, you can expect to:

  • Manage Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable staff.
  • Manage the accounting cycle and closing processes to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Maintain integrity of the General Ledger.
  • Ensure complete and up-to-date written operating policies and procedures for accounting manual. Conduct routine reviews of accounting processes and procedures.

What success looks like:

  • After 60 days, you’ll know the Finance & Accounting team and what each staff member is responsible for. You’ll have met key stakeholders from various departments within our organization. You’ll be reviewing and posting journal entries as well as managing the monthly close, ensuring timely completion and accurate reconciliations. 
  • After 120 days, you’ll understand process flows and have ideas of where improvements can be implemented.  You’ll manage the annual financial statement audit and working with our external auditors.

You must have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and general ledger procedures.
  • Knowledge of project and non-profit accounting and federal grant reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, lead, and manage staff and their work.

You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required.  CPA preferred.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible accounting experience, including minimum of three years of accounting supervisory/management experience.

Proof of full dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that will be working onsite, or may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite.

About us:

Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington WeekPBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about.   If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities. 

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WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.



Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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